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German Public Broadcaster ARD Spends More Than $150M Per Year On Bundesliga Rights

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 09 / 26 / 16

German public broadcaster ARD will pay more than €130M ($146M) annually "to broadcast the Bundesliga and 2nd Bundesliga from '17," according to Jürn Kruse of TAZ. Internal documents show that ARD will pay close to €127.1M ($143M) per year for game highlights over the next four seasons...

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